Ayres and Graces

Music from the French and English Baroque. Principal Baroque Flautist Melissa Farrow has curated a program to represent the distinctive styles of English and French Baroque music from the early and mid-eighteenth centuries.


Lully Prologue: Ouverture to Cadmus et Hermione, LWV 49
La Bocanne primitive
Musettes 28 and 29 from Pièces de Viole, Livre IV, Suite No.4 in A minor
Pourquoy doux rossignols from Airs et Brunettes
La Jeune Iris from Trios de la Chambre du Roi, LWV 35
Air de Baccantes from Huitième Concert dans le goût Théâtral, Les goûts-réunis
Ouverture to L’Europe Galante Suite
Sommeil and Entrée des Zéphyrs from Atys, LWV 53
Jacquet de la Guerre 
Chamber Sonata No.4 in G minor: Grave, Presto, Adagio, Becarre allegro
Chaconne des Scaramouches, Trivelins et Arlequin from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, LWV 43

20-minute interval

Purcell Curtain Tune on a Ground from Timon of Athens, Z 632
Strawberries and Cream from The English Dancing Master (1657)
Divisions on a Ground from The Division Viol (1655)
Playford/Walsh/Baltzar Medley of tunes from The Division Flute, The Division Violin, and The English Dancing Master
Geminiani Auld Bob Morrice from A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick
Handel Oboe Sonata in C minor, Op.1 No.8, HWZ 366: Largo, Allegro
Excerpts from Berenice, regina d’Egitto, HWV 38: Andante, Larghetto, Gigue

Melissa Farrow Baroque flute and recorder
Rafael Font Baroque violin
Marianne Yeomans Baroque viola
Laura Moore Viola da gamba
Kirsten Barry Baroque oboe and recorder
Tommie Andersson Theorbo and Baroque guitar

Following on from their very popular tour in October 2018, the Brandenburg Ensemble will return in a different configuration to include the Baroque oboe, flute, recorder, viola da gamba and theorbo alongside the ubiquitous Baroque violin and viola. The ensemble will deliver an inspiring program of chamber music from the French and English Baroque on this wonderful combination of rare period instruments.

Eighteenth-century London was a bustling entrepreneurial centre with a cosmopolitan concert life and a growing market for domestic music-making in wealthy households. The musical richness of the city attracted many foreign musicians including George Frideric Handel.

The musical items from Paris and Versailles performed in this program are by contrast uniformly in the style of Jean-Baptiste Lully, the fashionable director of music at the Court of ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France.

The concert features heavenly trio sonatas, gorgeous pastoral folk tunes and intimate chamber music alongside stately works of grander scale.

Concert duration approximately 90 minutes, including one interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and is subject to change.

Venue Details
Orange Regional Conservatorium
73A Hill Street
Orange NSW 2800

Sisters' Chapel, Sacred Spaces
The Convent of Mercy
30 Queen Street
Singleton NSW 2330

Berry School of Arts
19 Alexandra Street
Berry NSW 2535

Hume Conservatorium
160 Bourke Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

Mudgee Town Hall Theatre
64 Market Street
Mudgee NSW 2850

Blackheath Community Centre
41 Gardiner Cres,
Blackheath NSW 2785

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